The First Four came and went, and it was actually a lot of fun. The games lack the cache of the main bracket, but they provided plenty of drama and excitement.
First there was Mississippi Valley State, controlling the game for 35 minutes, leading by 16 points with five minutes to go. Out of nowhere, Western Kentucky came to life, scoring 22 of the game's last 27 points.
It was the biggest comeback in the last five minutes in the history of the NCAA tournament—not a bad way to start things off.
Then came about the only game that could have eclipsed it.
Iona sprinted out on BYU, leading by as many as 25 points and scoring 55 points in the first 15 minutes. Despite the shock and awe performance by Iona, the Cougars scratched and clawed over the last 25 minutes, outscoring the Gaels 47-17 on the way to a 78-72 victory.
Wednesday night wasn't nearly as exciting, with Vermont and South Florida easily winning their games to reach the field of 64. Now it's time to project what will happen on the first full day of games.
It's one of the greatest days of the year, with 16 games in 12 hours. Here is how one man sees the day playing out.